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US threatens sanctions against countries that fail to cut off Iranian oil imports

Washington may slap sanctions on governments that fail to reduce Iranian oil imports to “zero” by early November, a senior State Department official has warned. But some partners seem reluctant to follow the demand. The US administration has been pushing its allies to follow US President Donald Trump’s lead after he decided to pull out of the landmark nuclear agreement ...

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‘UK & US want OPCW powers expanded to justify future attacks against Syria’

London’s effort to empower the UN chemical watchdog with the right to assign guilt serves Western interests in finding loopholes and justifications for new attacks against Damascus, investigative journalist Rick Sterling told RT. “The UK in alliance with the US is hoping to have the OPCW able to assign blame and provide a rationale for future attacks by the US ...

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Need better tech & more infowars: NATO fears lack of air superiority against ‘peer adversary’

Facing the prospect of fighting someone who might fight back, NATO has adopted a new air power strategy, short on specifics but long on calls for better technology, cyber and information warfare. The document, published on Tuesday, calls joint air power (JAP) a “key instrument in achieving NATO’s three core tasks and other political objectives.” It is the first such ...

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Trump prolongs sanctions against North Korea for another year

Published time: 22 Jun, 2018 15:45 Edited time: 22 Jun, 2018 15:49 Trump extends the "national emergency" related to North Korea's nuclear weapons program. (National Emergencies basically = authority for sanctions). pic.twitter.com/H6FBfVuKDG — Olivier Knox (@OKnox) June 22, 2018 Despite summit with Kim Jong-un, Pres Trump notifies Congress he's renewing national emergency with respect to North Korea to keep US ...

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Russia to retaliate against US steel & aluminum tariffs – economy minister

Moscow will seek to retaliate against Washington’s unilaterally imposed steel & aluminum tariffs against Russia and other producers, said Russian Economic Development Minister Maksim Oreshkin. Read more “The US continues to apply protective measures by imposing additional import duties on steel and aluminum, and refuses to provide compensation for Russia’s losses. That is why Russia is using its WTO rights ...

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‘Way to disaster’: Moscow warns US against deploying WMDs in space, threatens with ‘tough response’

Washington’s plan to create a Space Force could lead to catastrophe, a Russian Senator has warned. Moscow’s ready to “strongly retaliate” if the US violates the outer space treaty by putting weapons of mass destruction into orbit. “Militarization of space is a way to disaster,” Viktor Bondarev, the head of the Russian Federation Council’s Defense and Security Committee told RIA ...

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Israeli arrested for selling fireworks to East Jerusalem man for use against police

A 70-year-old Jewish Israeli business owner was arrested for selling 20,700 fireworks to a man in East Jerusalem in an alleged plot against Israeli security forces. A business owner from Kiryat Ono, a town just outside Tel-Aviv, was arrested after selling $ 28,400 worth of fireworks to the client. The vendor was accused of being aware that 690 packs of ...

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EU to introduce €2.8bn retaliatory tariffs against US goods – report

The European Union will levy goods coming from America with tariffs worth €2.8 billion ($ 3.3 billion) after Washington applied tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, AFP and Reuters have reported. Read more The measures will be adopted by the European Commission, whose next scheduled meeting is June 20, according to Reuters. The tariffs should be in place by ...

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Erdogan threatens 'operation' against Moody’s for Turkey review

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pledged to deal with rating agency Moody’s following the parliamentary election after the company’s analysts placed Turkey on review for a downgrade. “God willing, we will conduct an operation against Moody’s after June 24,” Erdogan told the Ankara-based Anadolu Agency. “Moody’s is making unnecessary statements despite the fact that we are not a member ...

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Moscow warns against premature steps in universal nuclear disarmament

Any steps aimed at reducing the quantity of nuclear warheads and their carriers must be taken in conjunction with global nuclear disarmament under strict international control, deputy Russian foreign minister has said. Moscow considers that it is too early to start the process of universal nuclear disarmament and urges maximum sobriety and realism in approaching the issue, Deputy Foreign Minister ...

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